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29/06/2020
Following the devastating floods in the south-west of Ukraine last week, the EU continues to mobilise emergency assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Intensive rains resulted in the largest flooding in the south-west of Ukraine in...
26/06/2020
This week, an Emergency Medical Team of 11 doctors and nurses from Italy are preparing their mission to Armenia, via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. They will provide further assistance in addition to last week's deployed medical experts from...
24/06/2020
Today, the second of 2 EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights arrived in Sudan, helping humanitarian workers and essential supplies reach people in need and supporting the coronavirus response in the country. This fully EU-funded Humanitarian Air...
19/06/2020
A team of medical experts from Lithuania is on their way to Armenia, mobilised via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The team consists of volunteers and members of the Lithuanian coronavirus crisis management team who will work alongside their...
18/06/2020
European Union countries can now apply for additional funding via the Emergency Support Instrument worth €220 million to transport essential goods, medical teams and patients affected by the coronavirus. This comes in addition to support already...
15/06/2020
As part of the EU’s global coronavirus response, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight will depart on 15 June from Maastricht, Netherlands to Kabul, Afghanistan. The flight will deliver 100 tonnes of life-saving materials to supply EU-funded...
07/06/2020
The EU Humanitarian Air Bridge is operating 3 flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), carrying on board humanitarian workers and essential supplies to help the country tackle the coronavirus pandemic. A first flight to DRC is leaving...
05/06/2020
To prepare for the risk of forest fires during the upcoming summer, the EU is further reinforcing its European fleet of firefighting aircraft under the rescEU system. The EU is financing purchases by the Swedish government of 2 new firefighting...
03/06/2020
The Commission will provide new funding of €70 million in Yemen, as the coronavirus threatens to worsen one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, where famine already looms. More than €40 million of this package will help prevent and respond...
02/06/2020
The Commission proposes today to give the European Union the tools to react more quickly when a serious cross-border emergency such as the coronavirus strikes and affects EU countries at the same time. To do so, rescEU - part of the European Union...

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